Here are a few tips for your while your read H.o.D.
1) Assign voices. It really helps. Even if you can't "hear" the voices in your head with different accents and different intonations, you can still do this on a small scale. I'm posting several to get you started...
2) Remember that this is an account of a trip. It's from the perspective of someone who at the end of the day, isn't perhaps very reliable.
3) The story may seem incomprehensible, but it isn't. It makes sense if you can "anchor" it to a specific geographic region or feature. (Setting) Use a map. Make a map. Refer to a map. It will really help.